Soap Scoop: UK/Australia Edition
Scary situation on Hollyoaks. (Lime Pictures)
Soaps across the pond are tackling serious issues like domestic abuse, coming out and bullying. They’re having some fun though too, especially when it comes to love triangles, mysteries and shirtless newcomers.
Spoiler alert: Tyrone’s plan to marry Kirsty so he can secure his rights to baby Ruby comes to a head. As their wedding day approaches, Kirsty learns about Ty’s affair with Fiz and what he’s really up to. Considering Kirsty has a temper issue, she unleashes on Ty, but as she takes a swing at him, she loses her balance and falls down the stairs. In an interesting twist, once at the hospital, Kirsty claims she’s the one who’s suffered domestic abuse for months. What will Tyrone do now?
Jenna’s in hot water with her bosses after kissing her physiotherapist patient Sophie. Sophie offers to cover for her in front of the tribunal, making quite an impression on Jenna. In the meantime, the experience leads Jenna to come out to the father she’s only known for a couple of months. It should come as no surprise that kind hearted Lloyd accepts his daughter no matter what, but the effect the kiss has on the rest of her life remains to be seen.
Spoiler alert: Masood is aware of Ayesha’s crush on him, but he thinks he handled it by talking it out with her. He’ll find out he’s wrong though when she performs a striptease for him while Zainab is out of the house.
Tanya becomes fed up with Kirsty, as one would upon meeting their fiancé’s secret wife. Tanya confronts her rival at the B&B, where Kirsty tells her Max kissed her just before Derek’s funeral. Max shows up and gets in between the women in his life. After Tanya storms out, Kirsty makes another move on Max. Will he respond again?
Spoiler alert: Last year, Declan conned his half-sister Megan out of the festival profits. This year, Megan takes what she feels is owed to her by transferring some of his money into her account. As soon as she does that, Declan agrees to pay her back the money he owes her. With interest. Wracked with guilt, Megan confesses they’re all settled up thanks to her handiwork.
Priya and Alicia are involved in a love triangle with David and now the women will battle it out for the same job. Priya is ultimately hired for the position, but since she already has David, she feels guilty and passes so it will go to Alicia. David is happy about the turn of events and with some miscommunication, Priya is lead to believe he's popped the question. He hasn't, but they end up engaged anyway.
Spoiler alert: Fearing a lawsuit upon intentionally giving Myra a false diagnosis, Dr. Browning does his best to stay on his boss Davies' good side. When Davies meets Mercedes, he offers to keep Browning in good standing at the hospital, if he can have one night with her. She agrees to it in hopes of blackmailing him, just as Phoebe realizes Davies is more evil than everyone realizes.
Esther has been enduring months of bullying from her classmates. Things escalate to the point where she tries to take her own life. Luckily she survives, but there could be lasting consequences regarding her health and family.
Home and Away:
Spoiler alert: Casey gets a little help when he goes to juvenile detention for killing his father. Natalie calls upon old friend Zac, who is a prison education officer, to look out for the young River Boy. It sounds like he'll need some back up when he is targeted by a fellow inmate.
After Bianca realizes Heath is missing, she voices her concerns to his brother Brax, who deduces Jamie has something to do with it. Jamie ultimately leads them to the dinghy Heath was last seen in, but he's nowhere to be found.
Spoiler alert: Lesley Baker will stop by Ramsay Street once again as Angie Rebecchi. She'll show up in time for the birth of her son Toadie's child.
When "Neighbours" returns from its winter break in Australia next month, the Turner family will be introduced. One member of that family, Mason, will reportedly have issues with his father and enjoy needling his sister. Oh, and he'll be shirtless when he meets Kate Ramsay.
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- Lori Wilson